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Interview with Kate Lace – author of Cox

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 11th June 2012

The writer Kate Lace (aka Catherine Jones) is a great friend of mine. We met years ago at a drinks party thrown by Piatkus Books (who’d just published our first novels). We talked 19 to the dozen all evening, and 15 years later, we do exactly the same every time we meet. Kate has now written 14 novels (including The Chalet Girl and Gypsy Wedding) and two non-fiction books. She’s ...keep reading

Friday book review – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 6th January 2012

A whole year has whizzed by since I reviewed the six books on the 2011 Romantic Novel of the Year shortlist. But I vividly remember reading The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes for the first time and predicting in a flash that it would win. Her heartrending tale of passion, adultery and lost love was “everything a romantic novel should be,” I wrote in my review, and ...keep reading

Romantic novelists Katie Fforde and Kate Lace at the Chiswick Book Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 18th September 2011

I adore literary festivals. So I was over the moon when the organisers of the Chiswick Book Festival asked me to chair a talk on romantic fiction by bestselling writers Katie Fforde and Kate Lace. The session was called My Big Fat Summer of Love (an amalgam of their two latest titles – Summer of Love by Katie Fforde and Gypsy Wedding by Kate Lace) and covered everything from how ...keep reading